What are permissions?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bigtree, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Bigtree macrumors 6502

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    What would be the counter part in windows? What function do they provide?
     
  2. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    They are simply the ability of the Mac's operating system to allow a user to read, write or delete a file or folder. The System can restrict access to essential files, another user can prohibit anyone else from seeing their files. Or a shared folder could be made available to anyone. The very foundation of the Unix roots of the OS X are based on this.
     

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